The joy of giving is indeed a pleasure, especially when you get rid of something you don't want.
(Frank Butler (1890-1967), British screenwriter, and Frank Cavett (1907-1973), U.S. screenwriter. Father Fitzgibbon (Barry Fitzgerald), Going My Way, after receiving a dog and her newborn puppies from a parishioner (1944).)
Life is fountain of joy; but where the rabble also gather to drink, all wells are poisoned.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 4, p. 124, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Zarathustra, in Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Second Part, "On the Rabble," (1883).)
What really distinguishes this generation in all countries from earlier generations ... is its determination to act, its joy in action, the assurance of being able to change things by one's own efforts.
(Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), German-born U.S. political philosopher. "Thoughts on Politics and Revolution," Crises of the Republic (1972).)